Cheapest performance car for under $5K - Saab 9000 track proven
Why a Saab 9000? I started this project when a 19 years old mate of mine
asked what beater to buy for under AUD$5K so that he can practice track
driving later. Since $5K is the total budget, there are only limited
choices available to a provisional licence driver in Australia.
Since not many people understand about Saab 9000 Aero therefore I decided
to make a demo. Saab had well over engineered this car at the time with its
engine capable to handle 500hp without touching internal parts. Standard
goodies include large Intercooler, BOV & oil cooler.
Here is the spec & cost summary:
Saab 9000 Aero, 225hp turbo FWD, 5speed
Bridgestone used RE002 tyres on stock 16" wheels $300
Koni adjustable shocks and unknown springs used $450
Stage 1 ECU
High flow cat installed
Yellowstuff brakepads $200
Oil change, hoses and labour $450
Driven 45+ fun laps and the Saab 9000 is still fine, no mechanical issue
whatsoever. No LSD or seat support is a pain though, gave my arms and abs a
This car is quirky and need to source parts from UK, at least it shows you
can still have fun with a relatively low budget.
Thank you to JDM Yard for organising this great event @ Wakefield Park
Also thank you to Proworks Automotive for helping me out with this build
Other cars attended the day included Honda Civic, Integra, S2000, Nissan
S13 , S14 & S15, Mitsubishi Evo 6 & 7 and Mazda MX5
2011 Saab 9-5 Aero Turbo6 2.8T XWD Top Speed Run
Stock (300HP, 400Nm), factory speed limiter.
Music: Ten Walls - Walking with Elephants (Original Mix).
German autobahn without speed limit.
Speedometer and GPS measured.
Filmed with iPhone, sorry for the quality and shaky view. :)
2011 Saab 9-5 Aero Turbo6 XWD Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 Saab 9-5 Aero.
Released as a late 2010 model, the 2011 now boasts a panoramic glass roof
along with the great redesign. Overall makes the car have a much more
stately appearance and further set it in a more sport/luxury sedan class.
I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this
car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
Beautiful Swedish car, SAAB 9-5.
I am really into SAAB cars; I own a 2003 9-3 that I am very fond of. I put
together this video, from different clips, for the new Saab 9-5. I think
the new 9-5 is very stylish in design and sporty in performance. I am
seriously considering buying one and when I do I will be sure to make a
video to share how I feel about Saab's great cars